Col TV taps Australia’s Jacobsen

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Marie Jacobsen has been appointed senior vice president of programming for Columbia TriStar Television Intl. in Los Angeles.

Jacobsen, a former Comedy Central programmer, is chief exec of Columbia-Universal-Paramount Oz cable channel TV1.

Reporting to Columbia exec veep Jon Petrovich, Jacobsen, an American native, will be responsible for program development and acquisitions as well as channel development, launches and branding for Columbia’s international television properties.

Jacobsen joined TV1 as programming director in September 1996, becoming chief exec in May 1998.

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